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  • Asafoetida is a resinous gum of a tall perennial herb, with robust carrot-shaped roots. It is dirty yellow in colour with a pungent smell. It is used as a flavoring agent and forms a constituent of many spice mixtures.
  • Asafoetida has several varieties which are distributed from the Mediterranean region to Central Asia. It is grown in Iran and Afghanistan. The other species, known botanically as Ferula northex, grow abundantly in Kashmir, Western Tibet and Afghanistan. It forms a good substitute for asafoetida. 
  • Asafoetida contains resin, gum, volatile oil and ash. The resin consists chiefly of asaresinotennol, free or combined with ferulic acid. Umbelliferone seems to be present in the combined state.
  • The gum resin asafoetida is used as a flavoring, food preservative, and fragrance. It is used as a folk remedy for a wide variety of ills and as an aphrodisiac, diuretic, sedative, and stimulant.In Ayurveda, the gum is used to improve appetite and digestion. It also relieves colic and flatulence.
  • In Ayurveda, the gum is used to improve appetite and digestion. It also relieves colic and flatulence. In Malaysia it is used for abdominal distress. In Japan it is used as a vermifuge and for stomachache. It is also a valued carminative, anti-spasmodic, and used in conditions of dyspepsia and in bronchitis. 
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